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How Frontex became the most contentious EU agency
The EU's external border agency is facing the most serious crisis of confidence in its history just as it prepares to expand its mandate, budget and personnel.
Thousands of Polish judges urge their country to heed EU court rulings
The magistrates say a refusal to abide by the European Court of Justice's rulings would not only violate EU laws but also Poland's national constitution.
Poland's legal defiance is the EU’s moment of truth | View
"The latest confrontation between Warsaw and Brussels is more than a judicial disagreement: it marks a key moment in the fight between the rule of law and autocracy that threatens to very essence of the European project."
Turkey's Erdogan slams ECJ ruling on headscarf ban at work
The European Court of Justice ruled last week that employers could ban religious symbols from the workplace under certain conditions.
Headscarf ruling puts a target on the backs of Muslim women | View
"This judgment is a legal setback that follows a concerning trend in Europe: the more Muslim women try to take part in public life, the more rejection and hatred they face."
Employers can ban headscarves and religious symbols, EU court says
The ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) states that the ban "may be justified by the employer's need to present itself in a neutral manner to customers or to prevent social conflicts."
Big tech companies exposed to EU privacy cases after court decision
Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others can be challenged by watchdogs in any EU member state, not just its lead regulator in Ireland, the bloc’s top court has ruled.
ECJ dismisses attempt by Hungary to reverse MEPs rule of law vote
The bloc's highest court rejected Budapest's attempt to overturn a 2018 vote that started so-called Article 7 proceedings.
Polish workers fear job losses as EU rules to close coal mine
After the Czech government won a case at the European Court of Justice to close a Polish lignite mine, people living nearby fear losing their jobs.
Poland told to halt brown coal mine near border with Czech Republic
The court's ruling on Friday is a temporary measure pending its final decision on the Czech complaint.
E-commerce giant Amazon wins appeal over Luxembourg tax rebates
The ruling is a blow to the European Union's attempt to curb corporate tax avoidance but the bloc could still appeal the decision.
Poland's disciplinary regime for judges 'contrary to EU law'
"The mere possibility that disciplinary proceedings or measures could be taken against judges on account of the content of their judicial decisions undoubtedly creates a 'chilling effect' not only on those judges but also on other judges in the future."
New chambers of Poland Supreme Court may violate EU law: CJEU opinion
Evgeni Tanchev's opinion came out on the same day when Poland ruled that the country's human rights ombudsman - a critic of the government - must leave office at the end of his term.
EU's top court rules against Ryanair over airlines' COVID bailouts
The Irish airline argued support member states provided to their flag carriers to weather the pandemic was in breach of EU state aid rules.
Europe's top court rules French way of catching songbirds is illegal
The technique uses glue-covered traps to catch the birds and kills tens of thousands every year
Poland set to resume logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests
Logging in Bialowieza forest was suspended in 2017 after a ruling by the European Court of Justice.
EU 'must act faster' to stop loss of judicial independence in Poland
It comes as the EU's top court ruled Warsaw's new regulations for appointing judges to the Supreme Court could violate the bloc's law.
Czech Republic set to take Poland to court over coal mine expansion
It will be the first legal case in EU history where one member state sues another for environmental reasons, according to the European Environmental Bureau.
EU takes Germany to court for failing to protect nature
The country has failed to implement laws that focus on the conservation of wildlife and plants.
EU warns Hungary over failure to respect ECJ ruling on NGO funding
Budapest now has two months to reply to the European Commission and may face a fine.
EU's top court holds its first hearing in Irish
Historic! It is the first case to be heard in Irish at the European Court of Justice for nearly 50 years.
EU countries 'should be able to challenge' big tech firms over privacy
Data protection agencies should be allowed to pursue legal action against Facebook and other firms over privacy issues, says the advocate general of the ECJ.
Hungary asylum policies 'failed' to fulfill EU obligations, ECJ rules
The EU top court said Budapest made it virtually impossible for people to make an asylum claim.
ECJ should reject Hungary's bid to dismiss Article 7 vote: Top advisor
The bloc's Advocate General, Michal Bobek, said on Thursday that the ECJ should dismiss "as unfounded" Hungary's bid to discredit the EU Parliament's vote that called on the bloc to trigger disciplinary proceedings against Budapest.
Extra maternity leave can be granted exclusively to mothers, ECJ rules
The EU's top court said the extra leave had to be linked to pregnancy or birth, otherwise, it risks falling foul of the bloc's gender equality rules.
Italy 'persistently' broke EU air pollution laws, top court rules
"Being forced to breathe dirty air is unacceptable in the 21st century. Now, in the face of COVID-19, we have all been reminded of how important it is to protect respiratory health," said environmental NGO Client Earth.